Terms of Reference
Written document presenting the purpose and scope of the evaluation, the methods to be used, the standard against which performance is to be assessed or analyses are to be conducted, the resources and time allocated, and reporting requirements. Two other expressions sometimes used with the same meaning are “scope of work” and “evaluation mandate”.
Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.